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Mary Neuburger, Director BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

K-12 Educational Outreach

The Outreach Program has numerous resources available for K-12 educators and students, as well as community groups and organizations, businesses, and other interested parties.

Lending Library

A wide range of supplementary teaching materials for K-12 classrooms and general audiences are available for nationwide loan free of charge.  Much of this material is suitable for community and adult study groups as well.

Online Resources

Find lesson plans and curriculum guides, as well as educational sites for you and your students.

Public Events

All of the Center's events are open to the public. For additional events, you may also want to look at the Hemispheres website.

Teacher Workshops

On a regular basis, teacher workshops on various aspects of global studies are sponsored by the Center and by Hemispheres, the international area studies outreach consortium, which is a collaborative partnership of the four Title-VI funded area studies centers on the University of Texas campus, representing Latin America; the Middle East; Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia; and South Asia.

Previous topics have included:
  • The Silk Road Revisited: Integrating Central Asia into your Curriculum (Fall 2005)
  • Antiquity and Continuity (Summer 2005)
  • Changing Borders: The Balkans in Transition (Spring 2005)
  • Teaching About Russia Workshop (Fall 2004)
  • People and Place: Human-Geographic Relations (Summer 2004)
  • Explorers, Traders and Immigrants: Tracking Cultural Contact through Food (Summer 2003)
  • Folklore and Mythology Around the World (Fall 2002)
  • On War & Peace: Teaching about World Conflict (Summer 2002)
  • Presenting and Re-presenting Islam: Teaching and Studying about Islam in the United States (Spring 2002)
  • Faith, Worship & Devotion: World Religions in Central Texas (Spring 2002)
  • World Cultures through the Arts (Summer 2001)

Speakers Bureau

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies maintains a speakers bureau of staff, graduate students, and faculty who are available to speak to schools, community groups, businesses, workshops and other organizations on topics related to our region. The program is designed to share the wealth of resources available through the Center, and to meet an increasing interest in teaching young people about the area.

A wide variety of topics are available to be covered at request. We do appreciate advance notice of at least two weeks. For more information on this program, or to make a request or volunteer as a speaker, please contact the CREEES Outreach Coordinator, Tamara Kowalski.

Photo Galleries

The Center has developed several photo galleries with Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian subjects and/or themes.

For more information contact Tamara Kowalski, Outreach Coordinator, at (512) 471-3607 or by e-mail at

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